ELDORADO — Charlene Edmiston, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the Schleicher County Nursing Home in Eldorado, Texas.

Charlene was born on July 15, 1923, to Charles and Frances Parks Mund in the Bailey Ranch Community of Schleicher County. Charlene was married to Orval N. Edmiston on April 18, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas. Granny was always first a wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her entire life helping Orval with their ranch and also spent 31 years of her life as the sherriff's wife, performing the duties of after hours dispatcher and chief cook at the Schleicher County jail. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Eldorado, and an active member of the Hope Sunday School Class and the Senior Ambassadors.

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Louise Newlin Logan departed this life on December 25, 2008 in the Schleicher County Medical Center in Eldorado, Texas at the age of 94 year, 9 months and 7 days after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Field Creek in Llano County, Texas on March 17, 1914 and was the fourth of eight children born to Ellis E. Newlin and Eula Marsh Newlin.

Louise moved with her family to Schleicher County, Texas at the age of ten years, attended Eldorado Schools and made Schleicher County her home for the remainder of her life. She was an active member of the Church of Christ for 80 years and loved her church family. She also loved to cook, play games and spend time with her family and friends.

On July 17, 1932 she married Fred James Logan Sr. in a marriage that lasted for 72 years until his death on December 18, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Fred James Logan Jr.; a son-in law, Rony Kerr; four sisters and two brothers.

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Sue Gardiner passed away January 17, 2009 in Midland Texas. Sue was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on March 22, 1931 and attended Sapulpa schools until her sophomore year when her family moved to Oklahoma City where she attended Classen High School and Oklahoma City University.

In 1959 she married Montell L. Gardiner and in 1961 moved to Midland, Texas.  She worked for ARCO Oil & Gas Co. and retired in 1989. "Bridge" was her favorite pastime.  She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League for many years and earned the rank of Gold Life Master and working to attain the rank of Diamond Life Master. She loved the game and she loved the friends she made while playing.    
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Montell Gardiner; her grandson,   Bryan Builta III; her great-grandson, Braden Jace Penwell; and her parents, Shelby and Roberta Cline.

She is survived by her three children, Sharon Kay Penwell and husband Steve of Litchfield Park, AZ, Debora Sue Wilson and husband John of Parker, CO. and Stanley Gardiner Penwell and wife Cindy of Scottsdale, AZ.; her five grandchildren, Shana Shimmin, Rachelle Ann Builta-Willis, Kristina Kay Underwood, Lisa Penwell, Joseph Penwell; five great-grandchildren, Maddy and Jackson Penwell, Weston Hoyt Underwood, Brooklyn Paige Foreman, J.D. Shimmin;  her two sisters, Eleanor Elizabeth Combs and Shirley Anne Blackburn of Eldorado, Texas.

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BALLINGER — The Rev. Monsignor Louis B. Moeller, 83, of Ballinger passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Ballinger Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Moeller was born Dec. 13, 1925, to Joe C. and Mary (Multer) Moeller at Olfen, Texas.  Moeller began his priestly ministry in the Diocese of Amarillo where he pastored several Texas communities, including Amarillo, Happy, Tulia, Rowena, Stanton, Tarzan, Lamesa, O’Donnell, and Pep. In 1962 when the Diocese of San Angelo was established, the Rev. Moeller served as pastor of Snyder, Odessa, Ozona, Big Spring, Sonora, Brownwood, Junction, Menard, Brady, Eldorado, San Angelo, and his last assignment, Ballinger.

He is survived by a brother, Maurice Moeller and wife, Dorine, of Rowena; and a sister, Ruby Hlavinka, of Texarkana. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews.
Rosary was recited at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena. Mass and Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, also at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

John Sterling O'Harrow Sr., 86, of Eldorado, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in Eldorado. Graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Eldorado Cemetery. John was born in Eldorado, Texas, on November 3, 1923, to Van Pierce O'Harrow and Cecil Cathey O'Harrow. John was married to Ruth Maurine Seal for 64 years. He served in the U.S. Navy four years during World War II, 1942-1946. He was a Master Mason for 53 years.

John was preceded in death by his parents, V.P. and Cecil O'Harrow; his infant daughter, Rita Francetta O'Harrow; and oldest son, Ronnie Van O'Harrow. Survivors include wife Ruth Maurine O'Harrow; and son John S. O'Harrow of Eldorado; his daughter, Kathleen J. Robertson and son-in-law Gene Robertson of San Angelo; two granddaughters, Amy Jean Robertson and Sheryl Ann Robertson and husband Jamie L. Robinson; two great-grandchildren, his pride and joy, Ireland Elizabeth Robinson and Sterling Colter Robinson. He is also survived by brother Pat O'Harrow of San Angelo; and sister Evelyn Losgdon of Clarksville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff of Hospice of San Angelo. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hospice of San Angelo.

Seminole — Graveside services for Marie Field Carter, 75 of Hobbs, New Mexico was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Marie passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Eldorado, Texas. Marie was born March 6, 1933 in Rencon, New Mexico to C.U. and Minnie Davis. Marie was married to Paul C. Carter who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a sister Fern Mason, two brothers R.L. Davis and S.M. Davis, granddaughter-in-law Misty Williams Key and granddaughter Keely Carter.
Marie is survived by a son Alan Swinford and wife Jamye of Crane, a daughter Sonja Key and her husband Joe of Eldorado, step children Mike Carter and his wife Julie and Sharla Ogden and her husband Paul all of Seminole, her sister Helen McClendon and her husband Ray of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Grandchildren Bryce Swinford, Ty Swinford, Callye Alvarado, Staci Key, B.J. Key, Buddy Key, Alex Carter, Kross Carter, Channing Carter, Chris Ogden and Tanner Ogden, great-grandchildren Evan Alvarado, Caleb Alvarado, Isabelle Alvarado, Taylor Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, Mika Key, Emily Nixon and Kaden Key, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Carolyn Porter and Isabelle Villanueva for all of their friendship and help the last year.